Viaducto de la polvorilla, San Antonio de los Cobres

4.8
#15 of 43 in Sightseeing in Province of Salta
Landmark Tourist Spot
One of the highest viaducts in the world and a highlight of the "Train to the Clouds" rail tour, Viaducto de la polvorilla stretches across the valley at 223 m (732 ft) long, reaching a maximum height of 63 m (207 ft). The bridge's dark grey steel stands out against the rocky desert foreground. Several triangle shaped columns support the bridge, filled with support beams in a web like pattern. The bridge is not exclusive to the train tour-- hiking along the Toro River through the mountains provides a more adventurous route. Using our international travel planner, San Antonio de los Cobres attractions like Viaducto de la polvorilla can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We walked up the steep embankment to the train tracks, crossed the tracks with another couple we had met up there and ran into these 3 delightful goats. They were adorable. Followed us over to the oth...  more »
  • If you are in Salta you definitely should take the Tren A Las Nubes from San Antonio de los Cobres. It's a short ride that lasts for around 2 hours (roundtrip) but you will get to see some breathtakin...  more »
  • For € 125,-- p.p. (nov. 2016) you go, after a long busdrive, by train in about 45 minutes only from San Antonio de los Cobres to the viaducto de la Polvorilla. There you wait 30 minutes and you can bu...  more »
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  • A long long road to see this wonderful viaduc in marvellous landscape!
  • Excellent place
  • On the train to the clouds. The landscape is impressive. Excellent piece of engineering.
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  • Beautiful landscape. We went on a bike. You have to go in your own vehicle.
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  • Magnificent. To make the trip with the train to the clouds is unforgettable. The logistics of the people's train is 10 points. Already comment in reference to this, but the work of all was truly impeccable.
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